Coastal Summer Mantel

What do you get when you mix chunky wood beads, rattan, jute, vintage glass buoys, coral and live plants? An eclectic coastal summer mantel. Today, I thought it would be fun to share the thought process behind why I chose each piece for this mantel and how I pulled it all together. You know how it goes. You walk into HomeGoods and spot something amazing. You sprint towards it and throw it into your cart while doing a … Continue Reading

52 Weeks of Yes Month 3! Cryotherapy, Broadway, Goat Yoga and an MRI

I'm a quarter of the way through my 52 Weeks of Yes! and I got hit with a major snag! I turned 50 and started falling apart ... literally! I got to experience something that was never on my bucket list - an MRI. The diagnosis is a herniated disk and it involves shooting pains from my lower back all the way down to my calf. I started physical therapy yesterday so my Yes's may be a little bit less physical until I heal. In the … Continue Reading

12 Fun Peony Facts Every Peony Lover Needs to Know!

In China, peonies are a symbol of romance, prosperity, good fortune, a happy marriage, riches, honor, and compassion. I've gathered some surprising facts that every peony lover worth their salt must know! After reading these 12 fun peony facts, you'll be able to gain friends and influence people (and be ready for a peony category on Jeopardy) with your new found knowledge. post contains affiliate links When Marco Polo … Continue Reading